After 10 years, eBay continues its fight to combat illegal wildlife trafficking online.
10 years ago this month, eBay introduced a global ban on ivory sales on our platform. Today, eBay joins with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to mark this anniversary and highlight our ongoing efforts to combat illegal wildlife trafficking online.
When Emilio Giordano decided to start his own business in 2014, he was facing a tough few months. Aged just 21, he was on the waiting list to have open-heart surgery for the fourth time. Giordano was born with the heart condition aortic stenosis – a narrowing of the aortic valve – that had seen him in and out of hospital since birth. “I was set to have the operation the previous year, but the doctors agreed to defer it until I finished uni,” he says. “Then, after I graduated, it was delayed. It was frustrating because I couldn’t apply for jobs.
eBay, together with the Halifax Regional Municipality, announced the launch of Retail Revival, a program designed to help small and medium-sized retailers harness the power of ecommerce and global trade. This eBay program, the first of its kind in Canada, is supported by all three levels of government.
When childhood friends Preston Clark and Frank Miller III started Seventh Floor Clothing in Akron, Ohio, in 2016, the new entrepreneurs quickly gained a boost from a hometown hero. One of the streetwear brand’s first products, a “Kiss the Trophy” hat hyping the championship chances of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, was promoted on Instagram by none other than LeBron James.
A pair of $58,100 shoes are helping bring new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education resources to Bay Area teachers today. The Stephen and Ayesha Curry Family Foundation and DonorsChoose.org hosted a special charitable campaign on eBay this January, auctioning off a pair of custom, game-worn “Moon Landing” Under Armour Curry 6 basketball shoes. The charity campaign raised $58,100, which will fund local teacher requests on DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit website where teachers request the resources and experiences their students need to succeed.
by Ethan Rubinson, Software Engineer, Marci Ross, Quality Software Engineer, Scott McDowell, Lead Product Manager
From helping victims of the California wildfires to granting the wishes of critically ill children, eBay’s revamped Gifts That Give Back (GTGB) program provides over 54,000 charities the tools to create symbolic gift listings. These gifts may be purchased by millions of generous donors who wish to support their favorite non-profit organizations and the causes they stand for. eBay ensures that every symbolic gift sees 100% of the proceeds go directly to the sponsoring charity.
Just two short months ago local Wolverhampton businesses joined eBay for the first UK Retail Revival training event at the iconic Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton. Today, the 64 businesses participating in the program have reached £1M in sales on eBay, representing a 41% increase in sales for these businesses.
Benefitting the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, shoppers can bid on special inventory and experiences from celebrities including Ava DuVernay, Brie Larson, Geena Davis, Margot Robbie, Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon